How Native Mobile Development Changed the Way I Write Web Apps

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Web developers tend to be unabashed defenders of the web platform, and tend to view native mobile platforms as proprietary, gated and bloated.

As a long-time web developer I felt this way too, but then something unexpected happened: I joined the dark side, and spent five years of my career working on—gasp—iOS and Android applications.

Now, like an explorer returning from a multi-year safari—I have so much to share! In this talk I’ll discuss how native development has improved the way I write code for the web, and how you can incorporate the best native app performance and testing tips into your web workflows.

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TJ VanToll

Developer Advocate at Progress

TJ VanToll is a front-end developer, author, and a senior developer advocate for Progress who spends his time helping web developers build mobile apps through projects like Cordova and NativeScript.